He continued, “I’ve been happily married for 12 years and I want to tell you the secret to our success. If mamma is happy, everyone is happy. It’s that simple, Paul.” I had heard this statement before, but normally in jest, not from someone I knew with a relationship I respected… someone who was serious. Now, 10 years into my own marriage, I can fully endorse this simple yet profound advice.
The following 10 items are things I learned first hand to keep mamma happy (and therefore, keep everyone happy).